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Top iPad game apps: Discounted GTA III, Chinatown Wars report sales surge

Gamasutra rounds up the most popular paid and free iPad gaming applications on the App Store as of today, with Grand Theft Auto III, Extinction Squad, and Cut the Rope: Experiments HD currently ranking among the platform's top downloads.
[In this weekly column, Gamasutra rounds up the most popular paid and free iPad gaming applications on the App Store as of today, with Grand Theft Auto III, Extinction Squad and Cut the Rope: Experiments HD currently ranking among the platform's top downloads.] This week's top paid titles are: 1. Bejeweled HD (PopCap, $3.99) 2. Angry Birds Space HD (Rovio, $2.99) 3. Infinity Blade II (Chair, $2.99) 4. Grand Theft Auto III (Rockstar, $0.99) 5. Where's My Water? (Disney, $0.99) 6. Extinction Squad (Adult Swim, $0.99) 7. Burnout Crash! (Electronic Arts, $0.99) 8. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar, $0.99) 9. Draw Something (OMGPOP, $1.99) 10. Monopoly for iPad (Electronic Arts, $0.99) Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto III returns to the iPad charts at fourth place after dropping in price to 99 cents, as Bejeweled HD and Angry Birds Space HD lead overall platform sales for the second week in a row. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars also reports a surge in popularity following a recent price drop, while Adult Swim's Extinction Squad remains a strong seller after an impressive debut last week. Here are this week's top free iPad applications: 1. Cut the Rope: Experiments HD (ZeptoLab) 2. Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? & Friends Free (Ludia) 3. Glow Bugs (Backflip Studios) 4. Feed Me Oil HD (Chillingo) 5. Highway Rider (Battery Acid Games) 6. Mini Motor Racing HD (The Binary Mill) 7. PipeRoll HD (Navigation-Info) 8. Trial Xtreme 2 Winter Edition (Deemedya) 9. Logos Quiz Game (AticoD) 10. MotoHeroz HD (Ubisoft) ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope: Experiments HD leads the iPad's free app charts during a limited-time free download promotion, pushing last week's top title Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? & Friends Free to second place. Backflip Studios' Glow Bugs climbs to third after debuting at ninth place last week, while former chart leaders Logos Quiz Game and MotoHeroz HD close out today's results.

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